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Business Spanish – Job Interview Expressions Posted by on Nov 7, 2008 in Spanish Culture

One of our readers wrote and asked for tips on Business Spanish, more specifically job interview expressions. Here are a few useful gambits and sentences.

Your résumé

I studied at … – Estudié en …
I majored in … – Mi licenciatura es en …
I specialized in … – Me especialicé en …
I also took courses in … – También hice cursos en/de …
I speak four languages.  – Hablo cuatro idiomas.
During my time at Harvard, I had the opportunity to work for/with … – Durante mi estancia en Harvard, tuve la oportunidad de trabajar para/con …
I did an internship at … as a … – Hice prácticas en … como …
I also did some volunteer work as a … – También trabajé como voluntario en …
I did my MA in … at the University of California. – Hice mi maestría en … en la Universidad de California.
My dissertation was on … – Mi tesis trató sobre …
I’ve published material on … – He publicado artículos en …

The job interview

Thank you for coming. – Gracias por venir.
Let me tell you a little bit about us. – Voy a hablar un poco sobre nosotros.
Let me tell you a little bit about what we do here. – Le voy a hablar un poco sobre lo que hacemos aquí.
We’re looking for someone who … – Estamos buscando a alguien que …
We offer … – Ofrecemos …
The position requires … – El cargo requiere …
We’re willing to … – Estamos dispuestos a …
Can you tell me a little bit about your background? – ¿Puede contarme algo sobre su formación?
Tell me about your experience at/in … – Hábleme sobre su experiencia en …
Why did you leave your job at …? – ¿Por qué dejó su trabajo en …?
What was it that made you interested in this position? – ¿Qué le hizo interesarse por este cargo?

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English / Spanish teacher and translator for over 20 years. I have been blogging since 2007 and I am also a professional singer in my spare time.


Comments:

  1. Seminarios de Negocios:

    great idea for a list. this is a good resource for business spanish. sometimes the basic phrases are what you need to get started! something else that is also a great help is business classes in Spanish.